In addition, I have several Aloe Vera plants at home! After my itching episode, I went digging for more information on this plant. Here is what I found:
Aloe Vera is a stemless or very short-stemmed succulent plant growing to 60–100 cm (24–39 in) tall. It is prickly in nature and mostly 95% water.
In addition to soothing itches, these are additional uses for Aloe Vera:
- Speed the healing of woods and burns
- Softens the skin
- Soothing inflammation and sunburns
- Treatment of minor skin infections
- Retwisting of dreadlocks
- Hand Sanitizer - Mix aloe vera gel with rubbing alcohol.
It can be found in gel, liquid or included in skin and topical creams depending on the usage.
Try to always keep one gel bottle at home or one plant. You never know when it will be needed.